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decide if mayor fenty keeps his job. if >> and the maternal down at the height of rush hour. we will tell you if if the elevators and escalators are back up and running. "the weather cooperates for the day in line at the polls? good morning washington continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is 6:00 on this tuesday, september 14 already. i am greta kreuz. >> i am alison starling. glad your joining us on this tuesday. time for traffic and weather. lisa baden is standing by the traffic. we begin with adam caskey. a lot of people going out to vote in d.c. in particular. will the weather cooperates? >> definitely. fairly comfortable temperatures. not as cool let the past zero mornings. we will take it. not bad.
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16 marlon tinnon, 54 incumbents, 61 in fredericksburg, 59 in waldorf. low 60's for the most part. 60 degrees in la plata. a comfortable starts today. not a van afternoon. high temperatures in the low 80s. 82 degrees. a gusty breeze out of the northwest. we like that direction this time of year because that brings cooler, drier air. we will have gusts of 25 miles an hour later today. cooling tonight with clear skies. mid 50's tomorrow morning at a bus stop. back to you. >> thank you. an increase in volume of traffic on 270 south out of frederick, 66 in manassas and between 50 and 123 is a little slow. northbound 99 slowing in woodbridge. 95 traffic in springfield, headlights moving nicely northbound. let's look at the geico camera,
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270 looks good. the is approaching 109. back to you. >> thank you. >>-- delays approaching 109. the battle in the d.c. mayor's race has been fierce. the incumbent mayor and vincent gray face-off for the democratic nomination. pamela brown is live in southeast with the grueling fight to the finish. good morning. >> that's right. the long fight in the mayoral race culminates today. both top candidates will be out in full force. they're trying to get every last vote. the polls close at 8:00 tonight. as the clock ticks down, the top two candidates have been pounding the pavement all over d.c., is in their efforts to jockey the vote. >> the most important decision to be made is who is the best person to move this city through
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the next four years and the challenges we face, education, jobs, housing? i am the best person to do that. >> vincent gray has steadily been a hit in the polls. voters believe he is an electable guy. >> he exudes a genuine love for the city. >> fenty supporters say even though a he is the underdog, they are confident you'll pull it did today with a big turnout. >> we want tim tooten. >> fenty is confident he will prevail and end "he's done for the city the last four years. >> two things, it has been a long campaign and it is about insurance and leaning at the tape. >> looking at the wellness center on 30th and alabama street in southeast, people already arriving, getting the polling center open for 7:00
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this morning. this is one of several drug the city. vincent gray will make its first stop your this morning. not sure when mayor fenty will make his first stop. the polls open at 7 and close at 8:00 tonight. pamela brown reporting. >> thank you. besides the mayor's race, d.c. voters will choose candidates to run for council chair, and at large, the seat and council seats in wards 1, 3, 5, 6. incumbent democrat martin o'malley in maryland is expected to get his party's nomination. he will likely face former republican gov. bob ehrlich. bob ehrlich is being challenged by attorney brian murphy. murphy has the support of sarah palin. in prince george's county a former state delegate faces off with the sheriff in the race for county executive. no likely republican challenger. today's primary vote has major
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implications. brianne carter is live in cheverly with more. good morning. >> good morning. if the polls open in less than an hour or at 7:00. a number of candidates are running for prince george's county county executive, however, the focus has been on the top two, rushern baker and michael jackson. after months of hitting the campaign trail, finally down to the top two candidates vying to be the next county executive in prince george's county. in tough economic times, michael jackson and rushern baker are talking jobs. >> we can build capacity for our businesses to borrow, employment, that is our focus. >> we emphasize places like new carrollton. we take stay dollars and federal dollars and development around metro stations. >> baker runs a foundation for trying to bring quality teachers to the county. but that experience had trained me to deal with problems that lie ahead for prince george's
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county. >> michael jackson has been the sheriff's the past eight years. >> i don't take anything lightly. the only leader in this race, i can handle it to do what i have faced the last eight years. >> a little after 7:00 rushern baker will be here to cast his vote. the polls will be open until 8:00 tonight in d.c. and maryland. election officials in maryland say they expect 32% of eligible voters to be a today for the primary races. brianne carter reporting live. voters in d.c. and maryland are not the only ones going to the polls. >> is primary day in six other states. the republican senate primary in delaware is closely watched. mike castle faces a tough challenge from christine o'donnell of the tea party. they are trying to capture the former senate seat of joe biden. >> the republican party has lost
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its way. they get behind candidates like my candidateswjh -- they get behind candidates like my opponent who don't support the republican primary. >> i have supported mild to moderate social issues only. >> christine o'donnell could be the seventh the party candidate to unseat republicans this year. the democrats want to extend tax cuts only for people making less than 250 to thousand dollars. republicans want to extend the tax cuts to the wealthy as well. the noif all of the bush tax cuts are extended, economic growth could double in the next year. stay with us for continuing election coverage all morning. coming up in the next half-hour or, for what the polling officials are expecting in terms of turnout. tuesday morning.
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when we return, a meltdown on the metrobus line at the peak of the evening rush hour. is it fixed in time for your morning ride? two new studies separate fact from fiction when it comes to hand washing and gender differences.
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>> 6:10 on this tuesday morning.
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a few scattered clouds out there. mostly high, thin clouds today. 66 currently at reagan national, dew point of 59. the dew point will drop three of the day as a cold front drops in. humidity is not bad, but it will get even better. hyattsville, 61, 65 in arlington, 55 in bristol. 68 at nationals park in southeast. on average we are hovering around 60. 60 degrees in frederick. today's forecast, mostly sunny with a cold front. you'll feel gusty wind along the front, a northwestern the breeze at 10-20 but with higher gusts. low 80's today. 80 degrees tomorrow. we will warm up a little on thursday. 85. upper 70's friday and saturday. marc rail, camden mine train 841 is 35 minutes late.
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broken down freight train they have to contend with. metrorail is on normal service system wide. we will take you live to newschopper 7 to give you a feel of the pace of traffic. not that on the beltway live in maryland and georgia avenue. near andrews air force base, looks fine in virginia as well. no problem on all 66 miles of the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. 6:12, 62 degrees. >> still to come, president obama speaks to the children. the commander-in-chief has a new book. >> good morning. i am courtney robinson live in wheaton. a communications meltdown on metro has left if customer is in danger. what that means for your morning commute, coming up. >> oil
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it is primary day in maryland and the district. in d.c. the voters will cast their ballots in the mayor's race if between adrian fenty and vincent gray. they will choose candidates for several city offices. maryland voters will decide governor and other state, county, and other local offices. the obama administration hopes a federal judge in florida will toss out a lawsuit by that state and 19 others over the new health-care reform laws. they say provisions requiring people to have held insurance or face tax penalties are unconstitutional. d.c. says -- bp says crews of baghdad where drilling a relief well to permanently sealed blown-out oilwell in the gulf. most of the oil that gushed from
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oil well has been appearing in the sediment at the bottom of the sea floor. to officials of trying to determine what is to blame for the charlottetown on the deadline. it started with an electric the problem that shut down the wheaton station. that situation quickly turned much more dangerous. courtney robinson is live on the scene with the rest of the story. good morning. >> good morning. this did turn potentially dangerous for a number of customers. there was electricity running through broken escalators. these escalators were electrified. the elevators will also -- were also broken. the transit agency immediately shut down the wheaton metro stop, but some danger did come into play when one train operator did not get the message that the wheaton stop had been closed. she let off roughly 50 passengers here. some got on those escalators.
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they were told to immediately get all of those electrified escalators. then they were told to get back on the train. they went to force glenn -- the forest glen. no one was hurt. one customer remains frustrated. >> we were asking why we could not walk up to the station and they told us the escalator we just put you on was electrified. >> the wheaton station is up and running this morning. it reopened at 9:00 last night with one escalator and one elevator in service. courtney robinson reporting live from wheaton. >> thank you. robberies on metal are on the rise. small electronic devices are the prime target. there were 540 robberies on trains and buses this year through the end of june. that is 160 more than during the same time last year. that is double the number from the first half of 2008. robbers often grab a person's
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electronic device just at the door is about to close. federal agency is changing the policy on illegal immigrants. it is in response to a fatal collision in prince william county. the immigration and customs enforcement may now detain illegal immigrants charged with dui. the crash in prince william county was caused by a man who does sister denise mozer. the driver is an illegal immigrant with numerous done driving arrests. a springfield man is facing murder charges after a dispute with his neighbor over a speed bump. sunday night david patton burst into all of steven carr -- burst into the house of sam del brocco an-- of steven carr and s
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girlfriend and killed the man. >> we begin with a reversal n taxes. the compromise has ended. minority leader mitch mcconnell says every senate republican insists on extending the bush era tax cuts even for the nation's wealthy. wal-mart is introducing a new low-cost cell phone service. unlimited calling and texting, $45 a month with no contract or early termination fee. it will use the t-mobile network. two giants of american business are bullish on the economy. warren buffett says there will be no double dip recession. steve ballmer says an explosion of technological inventions is on the leg. president obama has written a new book for children.
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it profiles american pioneers. his daughters are on the cover. it will be for sale november 16. i am rob nelson. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. it is a beautiful day. adam caskey is years. when all going to get some more rain? front yard it is dying and i am seeing a lot of dead plants around. >> it is stressful, yes. we did get some rain on the weekend. i had almost half an inch on my rain gauge. on 70. >> that is a start. >> we could use more. it still looks dry. chance of showers tuesday night into friday morning. if not expecting much at all. let's look at conditions in the tropics. hurricane igor is a category 4 storm. then there's julia on the right
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side of your screen. notice how both of them will be tracking to the west and northwest. a strong high-pressure system should be planted over the east coast to protect our shorelines from these hurricanes. quite often the remnants of hurricanes and tropical storms could give busks some rain. if a hurricane hits another coastline, the remnants end up in the mid-atlantic, that would be good for us. but weakethese appeared to be staying out to sea. gorgeous sunrise. a few scattered clouds. 65 degrees at reagan national. we are hovering around 60 degrees for the most part. mostly sunny skies expected. high temperatures in the low 80's. cold front moving through. gusty wind out of the northwest
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up to 25 miles an hour appeared pleasant today and tomorrow. sunny and not as windy tomorrow, near 80 degrees. by thursday, 85. cooling friday into saturday. if really uneventful forecast. pretty pleasant ride in virginia. 66, 95, 395, a typical volume. looks good on the dulles greenway and dulles toll road. no worries on the george washington parkway. in virginia, northbound 395, delays after edsall road passed to duke street, normal this time of morning. 270 at the beltway, things look pretty uneventful leaving montrose road. i-495 east or the mormon temple and i-495 south toward the american legion bridge, looks good. 63 degrees. >> coming up, how your hands
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affect your health. the pros and cons of the way we washup. >> and oprah winfrey's premier league continues. wardsinger wynonna judd.
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america needs clean energy, and america needs jobs. wind power can deliver on both - but only if the senate encourages investment by passing a strong renewable electricity standard. with a strong res,
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we can keep 85,000 wind power workers on the job, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standard today. welcome back. hand sanitizers may not be much help in preventing colds or the
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flu. university of virginia researchers compared people using alcohol-based sanitizers to those who did not. if they found the same number of people from each group came down with a cold or the flu. >> interesting. it appears we are doing a better job when it comes to washing our hands. researchers say tests in several cities found 85% of people lost their hands. that is up from 77% in 2007. but 23% of men did not wash their hands, compared with 7% of women. >> people are supposed to be telling the truth. >> we hope people would be honest about that. >> that is really surprising that men don't wash their hands. october is breast cancer awareness month. >> pathologists from across the nation will take part in a program called "go bald" for
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best cancer. three pathologists at the mayo clinic had their heads shaved in support of breast cancer awareness. >> it was just a way to send a message out that we empathize with patients, friends, and family's going through this terrible disease. we are so detached as pathologists. this is additional support for them. >> -team race in thousand dollars. some of the money will go to the mayo clinic forex its research program. that is a nice gesture. >> it is. it grows back for them. there is still another half hour ahead. >> coming up, how about this? oprah winfrey's international surprise on the season premiere. we'll hear from a local audience member about what it was like in the studio. seven weeks from the midterm
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election, but the tea party hopes to make a splash today. that story's coming up. >> a beautiful sunrise. we do have a cold front that will be moving in. that will cause a few changes. i will tell you think about the internet.
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>> live and hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. the polls are getting ready to open in the candidates have last-minute messages for local voters. good morning, washington, at it is tuesday september 14. >> thank you so much for joining us on this primary day. we will have more on those races and a moment for a we begin with traffic and weather. adam caskey has a check from the forecast. he says to open the windows. let that cool air get in and set the tone for the day.
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you can close them later. we will have a bit of a breeze today. look at that beautiful shot over the bay. the sun is not officially up for another 20 minutes. 55 degrees at reagan national airport. our forecast for today calls for a little testy with a cold front moving in and the humidity will drop further today. expect gusts up to 25 miles per hour, near 80 today and tomorrow. how is the traffic? it has taken a turn for this hour. let's go live to college park. newschopper7 is supposed to be in that area. we had reports of the crash on the outer loop near the exit for route 1 before you get to the exit 495 the one that would take to baltimore after you get a
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green belt, and accident was reported. let me take you to 270. more of your neighbors are on the road. southdown is slowing from 189 and then father hurley boulevard to 118. our top story this half-hour is primary day in the district. the battle for d.c. mayor is one of the hottest local races. the polls will open in about half an hour. pamela brown begins our coverage live at a polling station in southeast. any signs of activity? >> yes, people are starting to arrive. polling centers are gearing up to welcome voters in just about half an hour. this is dealt wellness center on alabama avenue in southeast d.c. candidate vincent gray will arrived at a polling center opens around 7:00 this morning. from here, he will make several stops throughout the day until polls close at 8:00 tonight.
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officials estimate that more than 22,000 d.c. voters have already cast their ballots. turnout for the primary is estimated to be 55% which is up from 34%. mayor adrian fenty has been put up a tough fight against vincent gray. vincent gray has been steadily at had in the polls. mayor fenty says his track record will help put him over the edge. both of the candidates will be pushing their message and try to get last minute votes before polls close at 8:00 tonight. d.c. voters will notice some changes this year. the district has unveiled new voter technology. that includes new voting machines and electronic pull books. people will be allowed to register and register on the same day. d.c. officials say that more than 22,000 voters have already taken advantage of early voting.
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is now 6:33 on this tuesday morning and we made a step closer to a gubernatorial rematch in maryland are incumbent martin o'malley is expected to get his party's nomination. he will likely face former republican governor bob ehrlich. bob ehrlich is being challenged by attorney brian murphy who has been endorsed by sarah palin. another important race in maryland is the race for prince george's county executive. former state delegate baker and former sheriff michael jackson are vying for the democratic nomination for a the polls are open from 7:00 this morning until 8:00 tonight. boaters' could see some lines at the polls in maryland. state elections administrator is expecting about 32% of eligible voters to cast a ballot. key races in prince george's, montgomery, and baltimore county are expected to spur voter turnout. for complete coverage of election results, log onto
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tbd.com. people in six other states will be casting primary votes today. some candidates are worried that being a party favorite may not help with the voters this year. good morning. >> good morning to you. republicans are looking to unseat democrat spread before they do, they have to get passed today. a number of states tea party favorites are looking to beat their republican favorites in many cases. the biggest a fourth potential upsets is in delaware. that is a heavily democratic state. eight-term candidate mike castle is the only hope for the democrats to win joe biden's old senate seat. his opponent has the tea party and sarah palin support. that factor into the new york race for governor with its opec of carl palladino.
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another new york race will be congressman charles rangel. he has spent 20 times more money than the closest candidate. he is also facing an ethics trial. there is a tight bid in new hampshire. this is what is important for a tick away. the tea party candidates have already won senate primaries in six states. we will see of that tally increases at the day continues. it is 6:36 and still ahead -- another scare on metro's red line. telecommunications not done much to put some passengers in danger. plus, oprah is a big surprise and local fans will
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take a trip. >> there are some shocked faces first another check on traffic
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>> i am stacy at the kids from at the nationals of. the alpacas are getting their morning shower. every day is a good hair day when you are and alpaca. good morning, washington.
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coming up on 6:40. also a good ear for the ladies out there. the humidity will drop today. screenake a full produces a beautiful shot of the sun rise over the district. you can see a fuel-clouds and that will be the case for most of the day, generally sunny. woodbridge is that 68 degrees. the dew point numbers will be dropping down into a rented -- into the low 50's by this evening. 82 will be a high temperature today. the cold front will be moving in and will have wind gusts. tonight will be cooler than what we had last night, dropping down into the 50's tomorrow morning. i told you about 10 minutes ago there is a crash in college park and equipment has arrived on the same period it is on the outer loop before the exit for
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route 1 college park. it is on the left side of the highway. we are showing you the delays leaving canada or that an upper the outer loop out of new carrollton looks like this. 66, 95, i-395 has the normal volume. this is traffic live in the geico camera out of springfield. i like the sound effects. the final season of the oprah winfrey show got off to a dramatic start during yesterday's season premiere. the talk-show host announced a huge giveaway. >> you are going to australia. >> you heard it, australia. oprah did all 300 audience members and over the top four down under. some say they were emotionally overwhelmed when they learned about the surprise trip. >> i am using the box of
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tissues under my chair. i went through half a box. >> there were several celebrity guest including john travolta. they showed her first broadcast 25 years ago. actor don johnson turned down an opportunity to be the first of her guests back then but he was there yesterday for the season premiere of. >> few people turned her down now. maybe 25 years ago. it is 6:42 early on this tuesday morning. outside is 62 degrees. >> our political reporter joe is this on the last round of primaries. >> we got on the escalator to go up in a shout of us to get off and go on the trent. >> another scare on the metro red line. >> we have new pictures of the internal out in california. also new details about
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welcome back at 6:44. this is primary day in maryland and the district. the contentious matters raised in d.c. between mayor adrian fenty and vincent gray will come to an end and voters will choose candidates for several other city offices. maryland voters will decide who runs for governor and other state, county, and local offices this fall. this is the explosion that rocked the california never last week and it shows how ferocious that fire was. authorities say four people died and dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed. because of the blast is still not known. secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in egypt is money for the second round of peace talks between the israelis and palestinian leaders.
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she told reporters she believes the time is right for both sides to make permanent peace. the metro elevator and escalator problems have been widely reported but it was that common problem combined with a communication meltdown that created a situation that was pretty dangerous. it happened in wheaton during the height of the evening rush- hour. courtney robinson is live on the scene this morning with what went wrong >> metro says they are looking into it this morning, trying to figure out exactly what went wrong. it was that a communication breakdown that could have led to a very serious danger for many passengers. >> that's what happens in the metro. >> 41 metro rider, it seemed like one thing after another. a mistake by the transit agency put -- could have turned dangerous. >> all got on the escalator to go up and they started shouting
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to get off and get back on the train then it turns out that the escalator was electrified and with elevators out of service, the agency shut down the wheaton station. the train operator did not know the station was closed and neither did the 50 passengers who got back on the same train. they shuttled back to we tend them a very frustrating. >> a similar incident happened saturday when an elevator broke trapped -- trapping 16 people inside for 30 minutes. we can tell you that luckily no one was injured in this situation. metro is looking into all of desperate the wheaton station reopens today. one escalator, one elevator is in service. a meeting is set for today to try to resolve a bus driver's strike that left thousands of prince george's county passengers stranded.
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>> i waited for 40 minutes out here and the boss never showed up. >> the strike began yesterday. driver said the main issue is how a driver safety violations are handled. a labor deal expired in june. the company is hoping to have replacement drivers on the road today. 6:47 is the time. today is a politico minute -- >> john gerstein is here. this is a rough referendum for the tea party, i guess. >> we could see a senate seat decided in delaware according to the mainstream republican candidate rep my castle. he says his opponent christine o'donnell is unelectable in november. he says you automatically lose if she wins the primary race. >> they are saying if you vote for this person, they will not win in november? >> that is one tactic. they are being supported from outside the state.
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does not quite a conspiracy but movement that does not have its roots in delaware and money is coming from the tea party movement nationally and other big republican funders. on the other hand, castle gets a lot of his money from d.c. lobbyists. maybe the shoe is on the other foot. >> sarah palin induced -- endorsed his opponent. he wonders if she has ever been to the state. locally, our big race, the d.c. mayor's race, this has taken on some national prominence. >> i think it is a measure of anti-incumbency. this is not just a question of the conservative part of the republican party versus the centrist part of the republican party. the sentiment across the country is anger at incumbents matter what party they are if you are perceived as an incumbent or part of the establishment, you are vulnerable to going down. that is what we are seeing in
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washington is not the same ideological debate. these are local issues as to whether the city is delivering services, but it is that same kind of anger at the incumbent and the way things are being done and a desire to bring in fresh blood thank you so much per in >> let's check in with adam caskey. another great day. open up the windows and let the fresh air circulate. look at the sunrise. this is beautiful over the bay. height thin clouds of in the distance. you see the sun rising. a few clouds often the distance makes for a better sunrise than a totally clear sky. that is the case this morning. 60 degrees in frederick right now. leesburg is a little bit cooler at 57 degrees. we are averaging around 60
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degrees for morning temperatures on this tuesday. i think you'll be a few degrees cooler tomorrow morning compared to right now. a cold front is moving through later on and that will usher in some slightly cooler and drier less humid air 85 was the high temperature yesterday. it was warm and pleasant. the average high temperature is 80 degrees and a record high today is 90 degrees. mostly sunny skies in store today and we have those-clouds. generally, a sunny day. it looks like another drive frontal passage. on fortunately, we could still use the showers. we were lucky enough to get some sunday. breezy today and tomorrow we will start the day in the 50's. by the afternoon tomorrow, near
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80. no big temperature changes because of the cold front, but it will be noticeably less humid today. a slight chance of showers into friday. there has been a huge car crash for residents of spalding the county. 95 affects both directions north and south. traffic is able to get through, but you will find delays are growing. this is spotsylvania county. this is a truck that is overturned, a horse trailer that turned over in the median and equipment arriving on the scene. we will take you next out of greenbelt into college park with an accident on the outer loop after kenilworth avenue near route 1. we will be back with more we will be back with more
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america needs clean energy, and america needs jobs. wind power can deliver on both - but only if the senate encourages investment by passing a strong renewable electricity standard. with a strong res, we can keep 85,000 wind power workers on the job, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standard today.
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voters cast their ballots today in the d.c. primary and the poles will open about 5 minutes. >> people are cliques -- keeping a close eye on the d.c. mayor's race.
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pamela brown is live at a polling location in southeast d.c.. >> lots of activity already. polling centers are gearing up for voters here at the wellness center in southeast d.c. 7.s is wrward we expect of ensign great to show up here and mayor fenty will crisscross the city today pushing for a last minute does. both candidates will be out in full force today. polling centers will be open in a few minutes and they will be open until 8:00 tonight. thank you. it has national implications, everybody is watching them now let's get a check -- a quick check of the traffic. there is an accident on i-95 south of fredericksburg within overturned 18-wheeler and a horse trailer. they are closing interstate 95 south of fredericksburg. a pleasant day and kind of
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boring from a weather point of view. it is a very straightforward, sunny, dry day. slight chance of showers into friday. we're not expecting much from the cold front >> think about the internet. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will guide the internet into the future...
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to protect users, and reward innovators, for years to come. we support a fair and open internet - affordable and accessible to everyone. transparent networks, managed in ways that are clear to all users. we support the fcc's plan to bring high-speed internet to everyone in america by 2020. and we are committed to keeping the internet working, as the economic engine that's creating jobs now. working together, investing, keeping information and ideas flowing freely, we can ensure that the internet will continue to grow and influence the future... in ways we can only imagine. because the future has always been our business. at&t.
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